Howard University Review

Howard University is a 4-year private, nonprofit institution located right in the nation's capitol of Washington, D.C. The school offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degree programs, several of which are available from its highly regarded School of Law.

Howard University School Overview

Howard University was originally founded as a seminary for African American clergymen in 1866. It expanded into a liberal arts institution and today serves over 10,000 students in the Washington, D.C. area each year. The private, coeducational institution continues to have a predominantly African American student body.

One of the strongest academic components of Howard University is its School of Law, founded in 1879, which today awards around 185 Juris Doctorate and Master of Law degrees each year. The university also offers strong programs in business, divinity and education.

Admissions and Enrollment

In order to apply to Howard University, students must have completed their secondary school education and earned regular standardized test scores. The university also requires that applicants submit letters of recommendation, one from a teacher and one from a counselor. The average SAT score for Howard University students is 1,082.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

The campus of Howard University stretches across 256 acres in northwest Washington, D.C. It offers one of the largest collections of documents chronicling the history and culture of African people within its Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. The university also provides a library system housing 2.5 million volumes.

The university provides several academic resources to its students, including an academic reinforcement program for students struggling with grades, an academic advising program, counseling services, career services and pre-professional education programs.

Overview of Schools and Colleges at Howard University

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Divinity
  • Dentistry
  • Law
  • Education
  • Graduate School
  • Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Social Work
  • Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences

Contact Information

  • Address: 2400 6th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20059
  • Phone Number: (202) 806-6100